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Alex Lancia

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How to Enable Offline Access for your Google G Suite (Docs, Slides, etc.)

No internet?  No problem!  Just make sure that you enable Google G Suite's offline access feature and you are good to go.  Once connectivity resumes all your docs will be synced to the cloud and in the interim you can... Continue Reading →

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Create Portable Charts & Writing Independence with a Digital Toolkit

This post is all based on awesome idea #99 by my fab co-teacher @YYteach.  The problem we were facing was that we had great mini-lessons and charts, but the students struggled to apply the teaching points independently.  With our personal... Continue Reading →

Coding Apps for Elementary School

The catch phrase seems to be "coding is the new literacy" and while reading & writing will remain essential skills in the future now and always; these six apps are what I enjoy using in my coding ASA and classroom... Continue Reading →

How to Add Icons in Seesaw Activities

Enhance your Seesaw activities with these quick text shortcuts to replace your words with symbols and images. Here is a link to the Google Drawing if you want to make a copy and remix for yourself. This is a link... Continue Reading →

Automatically Force Users to Make a Copy of Shared Google Files

We've all done it ... opened up a shared Google doc, started editing, and then realized we are not working on a copy.  Then you frantically hit "undo" or revert to an earlier version of the doc.  Meanwhile the author... Continue Reading →

Google Inbox Basics

Is your inbox out of control and stressing you out? Then take a look at Inbox by Google.  To-do lists, calendar events, emails all in one package to make the daily digital grind easier to manage.  Takes a little getting... Continue Reading →

Tweetdeck 101

Interested in extending your PLC via Twitter but feeling overwhelmed? Watch the video below to learn how to set-up TweetDeck to filter your Twitter content in columns in a way that is easy to see and follow. Ready to get... Continue Reading →

Manage Your Browser Tabs Using the TabCloud Extension for Google Chrome

If you're like me you, your Chrome browser is probably running tons of tabs.  Aside from draining your battery and slowing down your machine, all these open tabs are also frustrating to manage (especially when you have so many open... Continue Reading →

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